San Francisco received its name over 170 years ago by settler William Richardson. Originally, this little settlement had a population of only 800 people. Then, the gold rush hit. San Francisco is now a city with over 800,000 residents, located on California’s Pacific Coast. There are shops and restaurants for every kind of foodie, parks with amazing views, and unique neighborhoods. The City by the Bay has something for everyone- hop aboard our folding scooter and see what lies ahead!
Everyone knows you can’t come to San Francisco without heading to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Wharf is an iconic, historical area of the city located right on the water. The piers alone offer an amazing array of things to see and do. Pier 39 is perhaps the most popular tourist pier, with lots of shopping and souvenir shops located in the two-story outdoor mall. The Aquarium of the Bay is also located there, a leader in the Bay Ecotarium organization. It has a “mission to enable conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally, while inspiring actionable change locally by protection and preservation of the San Francisco Bay and its ecosystems, from Sierra to the Sea™.” If you didn’t get enough sea life at the aquarium, there’s also the legendary sea lions. For many, if you think San Francisco, you think sea lions. They moved in after the big quake of ‘89 and eventually so many settled there, the boats had to leave! It is now one of the biggest tourist attractions at Pier 39. Other than Alcatraz of course.
If you’re looking for food, our personal favorites are the vendors. Located sporadically along the piers, vendors sell perfect on-the-move snacks. You can chow down on an amazing, bacon-wrapped hotdog on a stick- one of the most glorious things you’ll ever try. If vendor food isn’t your thing, head over to, well, any of the restaurants the Wharf has to offer. San Francisco has some of the best food in the country. Just watch out for the seagulls. They are ruthless scavengers on the hunt for tasty tidbits.
North Beach is San Francisco's Little Italy. Ride your folding scooter here to take in some amazing delis and bakeries. For instance, Liguria Bakery has been baking their famous focaccia bread for more than one hundred years. Talk about nailing a recipe. If you want an old school feel, such as a traditional Italian sammie, take that folding scooter over to Lucca Delicatessen. Known as the “Tastiest Little Deli in the World”, Lucca makes amazing sandwiches and subs. Three generations have been making mouths water in this same location since 1929.
While there is enough food in this little neighborhood to keep you busy (and full!) for days, North Beach also boasts an Italian Heritage Festival in October. It hosts the nation’s oldest Italian-American parade! There’s also a party in June, known as the North Beach Festival. This Little Italy neighborhood in San Fran has boutiques and unique storefronts galore- a new eclectic atmosphere mixed with Old World Charm.
Golden Gate Park
Saving best for last, we give you the gorgeous Golden Gate Park. Located right in San Francisco, this urban park is 1,017 acres of a pure oasis. Easily attainable by your folding scooter, Golden Gate Park not only has amenities and scores of things to do, but it also boasts absolutely stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge, which is quite literally breathtaking when seen in person, first opened in 1937. More than 100,000 automobiles now pass daily, as well as pedestrians, buses, and you guessed it- scooters! Make sure to bring along your camera for snapping memorable photos here.
Aside from the phenomenal views, Golden Gate Park is home to a Japanese tea garden, a flower conservatory, and even buffalo! That’s right, this park is home to the Buffalo Paddock Bison. They are located adjacent to Spreckels Lake in a now enclosed area. Believe it or not, buffalo was once a normal site in the early days of San Francisco and have been found at the park since the late 1800s.
What better way to take in the views of San Francisco than riding your folding scooter to these historic and memorable locations? With four gear settings, Uber Scuuter’s folding scooter handles the hills of San Francisco with ease. For more information on the best way to tour the Bay area, visit our site here.